Aug 26, 2011

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PS3 Gets Move Support, Cross-Platform Play

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PS3 Gets Move Support, Cross-Platform Play

Earlier this year, PS3 owners who bought Portal 2 were treated to some interesting exclusive features, including a free copy of the game on Steam and integration with their Steam accounts and achievements. Now, Valve is set to bring on more goodies with the PS3 release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. PS3 gamers will be able to use PlayStation Move to control the game alongside the standard DualShock 3. Additionally, the PS3 version will support cross-platform matchmaking with PC and Mac, allowing players on each platform to duke it out together. To help balance the competition, the game will also support mouse and keyboard control. This feature has been sorely lacking in PS3 titles since its debut in Unreal Tournament 3. The Xbox 360 version of CS:GO will not support cross-platform play nor any control input besides the standard gamepad.

With the recent reveal of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, team-based shooter fans have a whole lot to be excited about. The fourth entry in Valve’s storied franchise will arrive for PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in early 2012. While technically not the franchise’s first appearance outside computers, CS:GO marks the first major initiative by Valve to bring its immensely-popular multiplayer FPS to home consoles. As a download-only title, CS:GO will hopefully offer a hardcore alternative for fans of console shooters. It may be an uphill climb, but these features will go a long way towards capturing a new audience. Let us know what you think of these inclusions in the comments below, and stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on this highly-anticipated FPS in the coming months.

[Source: Kotaku]